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Options August 6, 2014: Three Hours of Questionable Aesthetics and Moral Ambiguity

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Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Lane Steinberg  Nashville Suite   Options Nashville Suite  0:03:28 ()
Birdie  Spiral Staircase   Options Hangover Lounge 2014 picture disc 45  0:08:41 ()
Mickey Moonlight  Interplanetary Music   Options And the Time Axis Manipulation Corporation  0:11:05 ()
Karen Mantler  Business is Bad   Options Business is Bad  0:19:34 ()
Brian Harris  Quark, Strangeness, and Charm   Options Can Yu Hear Me?  0:24:02 ()
Glass Eye  Ruin   Options Every Woman's Fantasy  0:27:19 ()
Lijadu Sisters  Erora   Options Horizon Unlimited  0:32:20 ()
Super Wild Horses  You've Really Got a Hold on Me   Options Crosswords  0:41:43 ()
Sigrídur Níelsdóttir  Haleluja jeg er sa glad / Naggrisirnir / Kuarekstur / Reydarfjordur   Options Grandma Lo-Fi  0:44:18 ()
Cocoon vs. The Village People  Cocoon People   Options Mighty Mike's Mild Thing(s) 2 - A Downtempo Compilation  0:52:31 ()
Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek  In the Crew of Tea Time   Options In the Crew of Tea Time (single)  2:04:18 ()
Florencia Gonzalez Big Band (ft. Hugo Fattoruso)  Hurry   Options Woman Dreaming of Escape  2:07:32 ()
The Peopletree featuring Milla Jovovich  Queen Electric   Options New Electronic Folk Music: The Peopletree Sessions UK Edition  2:14:33 ()
Al Eide  Caught in a Circle   Options Caught in a Circle  2:17:54 ()
The Peter Loland Orchestra  Pink Suite   Options Crazy Cocktail Party  2:23:59 ()
Madonna vs. Hendrix  Crosstown Groove   Options Go Home Productions: Spliced Krispies Vol. 2  2:26:03 ()
Roz Croney  How Low Does Lulu Limbo   Options How Low Can You Go?  2:29:31 ()
Jupiteria  Shut Them Off   Options The Legend of Ross  2:36:55 ()
Conniptions  House of Thrills   Options The Legend of Ross  2:44:13 ()
AK-Momo  Time for the Muse   Options Return to N.Y.  2:43:51 ()
Lou Christie  Canterbury Road   Options Buddha single BDA-76  2:47:37 ()
Durutti Column  Duet with Piano   Options A Paean to Wilson  2:50:47 ()
Jane Siberry  Marco Polo   Options Jane Siberry  2:54:13 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Yes We Blam.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 3:07pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Irwin. Hello, Rev.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:09pm fred:

If it's not questionable, it's not aesthetics, it's PR. If it's not ambiguous, why bring morality into it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:10pm Ike:

From Twitter feed @BkPirateWatch late Mon. night, about Haitian pirate that interferes with FMU: "...some music in English on 90.9 pirate now, incl. profanity-laced hip-hop then Shania Twain (!), but DJ speaks Haitian Creole." "...Then back to hip-hop in French/Creole on 90.9 pirate... & now playing Greg Bates, a mainstream country artist (!!) (?)". Tweets failed to add #almostIrwinStyleFreeForm
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:12pm rrg:

If this is the English 18-year-old singer, I think she spells her (stage) name "Birdy".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:12pm fred:

@Ike: if Irwin does his mic break in Creole, the pirates might get confused into changing their frequency
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:13pm Irwin:

Birdie the band has been around for over a decade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:14pm rrg:

Okay. You know, you hear one female voice, you've heard them all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...when they're gone Ike - ironically you'll be their major historian (course, they ain't blocking my internet)...
- Wanna say Thanx ! Mr.Irwin again for the DrumSummit !; wouldn't mind even if got more technical - but that's my interest in this musicy thing...
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 3:16pm Sem Chumbo:

Commence to trade insults w/ the pirates in their own patois: imtranslator.net...
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 3:18pm Sem Chumbo:

i.e., "Desann WFMU la fréquence, pirates ou!'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:18pm i k e:

These jerks have been around for years and years, RRN63. FCC needs sharper teeth. Much, much sharper.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:18pm autumn:

meow, meow. (sneeze) ok, going back to sleep.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:19pm autumn:

play some Claire. then I'll sleep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:21pm fred:

@Ike: be careful what you wish for, Ike. The FCC would be much more interested into giving WFMU's license to a religious/corporate donor than into going after broke pirates. Their teeth are sharp enough, they're just not using them in this case
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:21pm Listening Out There:

Will there be scratch and sniff cards to accompany the colonoscopy broadcast?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 3:23pm Michael:

Hi Irwin and fellow travelers. Nice review of the new disc in the Times this week: tinyurl.com...
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:23pm Robert:

I haven't checked since, but when I junked my car in Nov. 2008, for about the preceding 2 yrs. there'd been an English-Caribbean (Jamaican or whatever) commercial pirate station on 91.3 whose QTH was somewhere around Burke Ave. in the Bronx. ISTR one person I recognized from WFMU who was featured on one program of this station's once. Hard to blame people for taking all the exposure they can get.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:25pm P-90:

Hi DJ Irwin & commenteers. @ IKE sorry to hear there's just no relief from the interference form the unlicensed Haitian insurgents. I'm imagining what Joe Frank would make of the pirate radio problem. He'd do a show about tracking them down and confronting them face-to-face. Obsessively, but ultimately with hesitation and trepidation...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:26pm Irwin:

Quark: Hawkwind cover.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:26pm Ted:

Long Live Bob Calvert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:28pm Irwin:

Oxford comma added.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:29pm Ike:

Fred, I know of no precedent of any such FCC behavior nor anything even remotely like it. Non-commercial stations are in much more danger from their owners (usually colleges selling to outside NPR chains or holy rollers) than from govt. And no, the FCC has few teeth for pirates. Rarely if ever even seizes equipment as far as I know -- or needs overly complicated arrangements w/local police to do so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:30pm Ike:

Robert, yep, heard that one from the G.W. Bridge in the past. Haven't gotten up there lately. OK, back to work, see y'all later.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 3:33pm Sem Chumbo:

Long live the Oxford comma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:33pm Ike:

P.S. Fred, re: "broke pirates," no, they have $$$. Listen online to Radyo Independans (easily Googled) -- you'll hear ads. Tweet the above w/details if you can comprende the ads or any phone #s given out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:35pm fred:

@Ike: I'll trust you on this. I guess I just didn't think it through enough, thanks for correcting my mistake
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:35pm P-90:

The Haitian pirate station has an INTERNET STREAM?
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:36pm Listening Out There:

If I donate to a Haitian pirate station, do I get a tote bag?
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:38pm P-90:

Ha! I was about to ask what kind of premiums they have !
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:40pm Dean:

One meaning of the word "swag" is "A thief's plunder or booty."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 3:40pm Mike East:

Lijadu Sisters track was great
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:40pm P-90:

  Wed. 8/6/14 3:42pm Listening Out There:

DJs say the darndest things
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:43pm P-90:

The patient's family has long since been compensated and signed non-disclosure agreements
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:45pm LP FM:

@fred: What you've heard about happens more to noncommercial Low Power FM frequencies, on what used to be the Class D radio license. These small radio broadcasters are threatened with having their frequency revoked, if a corporate or churchy regular broadcaster challenges them to the FCC. WFMU is a full power station, so aren't at risk of that. And like Ike said, regular noncommercial stations are most threatened by their owners selling them--Ken F. and Auricle Communications keep us safe from that outcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Haiti of course the one nation where the slaves won a revolt - hence no one else would do business w/ 'em - hence the poorest nation in the WesternHemisphere - hence bound to have some dif. attitudes...not saying the pirates ain't a pain...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:47pm rrg:

Irwin's careful attention to diacriticals warrants mention and praise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:47pm Irwin:

  Wed. 8/6/14 3:48pm P-90:

Viva Auricle! @LP FM So are you saying that if FMU were to pursue a complaint about infringement on its licensed frequency, the FCC might follow-up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:48pm rrg:

Another resource to mine. It's a large world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:49pm Irwin:

Sigrídur has recorded over 650 songs. Started when she was 70.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:51pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

Afternoon Irwin:) I am awaiting the joe frank episode
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:51pm fred:

@LP FM: Thanks for the clarification, I must admit the important distinctions in those regulations are confusing to me as a foreigner. But I'm learning, thanks to you and Ike
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:52pm LP FM:

@P-90: I doubt WFMU has the multimillion dollar clout and political connections Clear Channel/Infinity/religious networks have to bully smaller outfits with the FCC's back. In fact, IIRC being on the bullied end of a WFUV frequency fight was a major cause of our long-running feud with them (Boo! Hisss!)
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:52pm Laura L:

Like the grandma songs--I see a mention on that site that there's a film too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 3:53pm rrg:

I will always hate WFUV because of that. Fuck them.
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:54pm LP FM:

No problem fred!
  Wed. 8/6/14 3:58pm P-90:

What Ike said about the Feds having to coordinate seizures, prosecutions, etc. with local law enforcement makes sense too; that might support the idea that you've gotta have a lot of commercial clout for it to be worth going after a local bootlegger on your behalf..?
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:01pm Robert:

It takes some doing just to gather evidence to make your case you're being interfered with. Before the turn of the century, there was another, less bothersome pirate on, I don't remember, maybe exactly 91.1 operating only at intervals. As close as I could determine from driving around, it was somewhere around the NE corner of Parkchester -- Castle Hill & Tremont Aves. -- probably several stories up with vert. polariz'n. Ken appreciated the info but explained they didn't have the resources to pursue it, because of what it takes.
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:03pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

YAY!!! Joe Frank! Joe Frank! Joe Frank:-)
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:04pm dc waters:

The ukulele's had more than its fair share of the limelight lately, especially in the incapable hands of "cute quirky girls." I say it's time to bid aloha to the uke on the world stage.
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:04pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

Shame seven second delay is a repeat:-( my afternoon would be complete:-(
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:04pm P-90:

Oh, sure, like Joe ever drove an 18-wheeler with a Confederate flag on the antenna...
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:07pm Robert:

Please, dc waters, don't give up on the ukulele until you've listened to some Poopy Lungstuffing.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:10pm AnAnonymousParty:

This story sounds fishy to me.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:20pm spoot:

Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:20pm AnAnonymousParty:

Hey, it's hard to walk in a mermaid costume, let me tell ya.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:22pm Sem Chumbo:

Hermetically sealed bed chamber: I could get behind that.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:24pm Sem Chumbo:

That's a lot of tumblers. We like odd numbers.
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:25pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

It's near impossible to walk at all when you have a minor tear in your Achilles' tendon
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:27pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

This year is never gonna heal:-(
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:28pm Phillip In Brookkyn:

But in the good side:) they made a tv show from the movie "Constantine" I can't wait to see it
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 4:28pm spoot:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 4:30pm common:

  Wed. 8/6/14 4:37pm P-90:

Ha! Joe goes Steven king one better on "hidden in plain sight" escape holes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 4:44pm Mike East:

Irwin, thanks again for bringing the Joe Frank
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:53pm Jack:

Constantine TV show? but no Keanu?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 4:54pm Irwin:

Lots more episodes in the vault, Mike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 4:56pm Mike East:

I could listen to the same ones over and over, but its great to know there's still a lot that I haven't heard. wnyc played the Garden of Eden episode on Sunday which is a favorite of mine.
  Wed. 8/6/14 4:59pm P-90:

Thanks Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...one might keep an eye on KCRW's 'Unfictional' for new ones :
...& even other interesting things there...
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:13pm Phillip in Brooklyn:

@Jack yeah I know the actor they picked out doesn't fit the part, but what can you do:-(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:22pm Irwin:

This Al Eide song may never end. You're caught in a circle!
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:24pm Alison Porchnik:

I'd so much rather be caught in a rhomboid.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:24pm Laura L:

Seems kind of boxed in too.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:29pm P-90:

OK I confess I like this. Maybe a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:30pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Talk about weather alerts. I drove though downtown Poughkeepsie about two hours ago and there was a heavy downpour that included pea-sized hail. Happily, the sun is out again now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:32pm dale:

was outside cutting wood and listening to joe frank. it had some great moments in it. ken from HP - i heard some serious thunderboomers over here in middletown - sullivan county always gets slammed.
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 5:32pm glenn:

i've come to realize i have a lot in common with madonna. she can't sing, dance or act, and neither can i.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:36pm mg:

oh, glenn. what a fresh trope. =P
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:36pm dale:

she probably looks better failing at those things than you glenn.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:38pm Crap Judges:

We'll be the judges of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:38pm steve:

its not the SSD where Andy has a joke translated to spanish and tries to read it to spanish speakers himself is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:39pm Irwin:

If anyone knows the groups and/or titles for these tracks, please advise. I could not figure it out from the grainy j-card posted online. This is a legendary Union Pole cassette.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:40pm Glenn =Madonna talent judges:

Again, this is OUR job.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:41pm Phillip in Brooklyn:

Oh crap! These are good songs:( and you don't know the names
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:41pm Irwin:

Phil: You can DL these for free on the Union Pole site. But ltd info provided.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:42pm dale:

yeah, but that vocal was painful.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:42pm Brendan:

I almost fell over just now hearing my very obscure band, Jupiteria, on wfmu. Awesome! Thanks Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:42pm Irwin:


Actually not free - name yr price.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:43pm Phillip in Brooklyn:

Union pole site? Never heard of if:-(
Avatar Wed. 8/6/14 5:43pm glenn:

she DOES have a much better diastema than i do, i'll give her that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:43pm Irwin:

JUPTERIA!!!! I thought it said "Supeteria." Thx Brendan. What was the title?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:43pm rrg:

Track 2 might be "Jupiteria" (but whether artist or title I can't tell).
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:43pm Dean:

A little help here: http://unionpoletapes.blogspot.com/2010/08/up01-various-artists-legend-of-ross_7763.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:44pm rrg:

Dean helps again!
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:44pm Listening Out There:

The trumpet is a difficult instrument to play, many agree...
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:45pm Phillip in Brooklyn:

I can't click on that link I'm on the iPod touch app:-(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:45pm dale:

hey brendan - i loved that vocal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:45pm rrg:

So track 2 is "Shut Them Off" by Jupiteria, and track 4 is "House of Thrills" by Conniption.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:46pm Irwin:

Thanks, Dino.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:46pm rrg:

None of us can click on that link because Dean (if that is indeed his real name) is NOT LOGGED IN.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:47pm Dean:

And let me commend Jupiteria for its splendid name. I'd also like its reciprocal, Cafiter.

Yeah, it's my real name. No, I'm not logged in. That's the key to activating HTML?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:48pm rrg:

No, just things that look like links become actual clickable links.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:49pm Brendan:

Irwin, that's a good question... It's been a long time.. Maybe "Autopilot"? We recorded 5 songs ever, and that is the only one I don't have the name of
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:50pm Dean:

Have I been mistaken about WFMU's comments login? I have assumed it's linked to Facebook, but I've never heard of Facebook and I'm pretty sure I never will.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:50pm Brendan:

Ha Dale! It has a certain charm, but not a lot of intonation. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:50pm dale:

my favorite lou christie tune is 'diary,' not to be confused with bread's 'diary.' this is pretty late
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:50pm rrg:

It's not linked to Facebook unless you link it yourself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:51pm Irwin:

This tune is actually the Millennium's "There Is Nothing More to Say" with new lyrics by Bobb Goldsteinn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:51pm dale:

brendan - it's everything i love about fmu, so it was perfect!
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:51pm Dean:

Facebook? What's that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:52pm rrg:

Ask your kids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/6/14 5:53pm dale:

around 2000 i saw lou christie on a pbs oldies concert. he was thin and toned and tanned and wearing a skin tight silver lame jumpsuit with all his own hair and teeth. he made a point of asking if everyone thought he'd be bald and fat
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:54pm The Web:

Facebook is actually for middleaged and elderly people sharing kid pics.. The younguns want some breathing space and privacy, and have moved on to instagram etc
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:58pm Laura L:

Thanks, Irwin, that was a fine show--as usual.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/6/14 5:58pm rrg:

What she said.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:58pm Dean:

My kids are both sub-10. (I'm old enough to be their grandfather with years to spare.) The eldest is just beginning to get 'net concepts like wi-fi, cloud storage, etc. But they're too young for social media and all that.
  Wed. 8/6/14 5:59pm P-90:

Have a great week, DJ Irwin
  Wed. 8/6/14 11:04pm david:

Hey there, if anybody is interested, the Grandma Lo-Fi cassette is available from Hornbuckle Records: http://hornbucklerecords.com/#HORN009
Thanks for playing it, Irwin!
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